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Corporation for National Research Initiatives® (CNRI) is a not-for-profit organization formed to undertake, foster, and promote research in the public interest. Activities center around strategic development of network-based information technologies, providing leadership and funding for information infrastructure research and development.

CNRI engages in system and technology demonstration projects in order to further the design and implementation of selected infrastructure components for new computing- and communications-based applications. Current projects include the Handle System for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers for digital objects and other Internet resources, MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange, research in spoken dialogue systems, and other activities supporting research in digital libraries and networked information technologies.

 
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News & Notes

New ITU Recommendation, "Framework for discovery of identity management information", approved, based largely on CNRI's Digital Object Architecture.

Dr. Robert Kahn awarded the first Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his contributions to the development of the Internet and the WWW.

Dr. Robert Kahn contributed to America's Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age, Volume II, Chapter XII, The Role of Architecture in Internet Defense, a report from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

 
   
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